ABOUT US

STYLE OF PLAY

  • Having a clear defined style of play is vitally important as it defines who we are on the pitch.
  • Believing in the way we try to play the game will create unity between  players, parents and the community.
  • By committing to a consistent playing style we can standardize the best practices throughout the club and and get collective buy in on creating the correct culture.
  • Although no two games are the same, and often teams will need to adapt based on the environment, we commit to displaying characteristics on the field whenever possible.
S&S Balls - Dan McCarthy

In Possession

  • Control the tempo
  • Counter Attack when possible
  • Dominant Possession
  • Creative and Imaginative
  • Confident and aggressive in 1v1 situations

Out of Possession

  • High Tempo / Look to win it back
  • Constantly supporting and backing each other up
  • Disciplined defending (standing up / calculated tackles)
  • Confident and aggressive in 1v1 situations

1v1 PLAYER PHILOSOPHY

 

This player philosophy is used withing our club training structure and recreational program training structure.

 

We work off 2 guidelines:

Creative Attacking
Decisive Defending

 

We recognize that the game needs sound players with both of these abilities. Our programs structure is based around building the individual to be comfortable on the ball, but when the player is defending, we also want to build the mindset to make good decisions and be comfortable in that situation.

 

We base all our training sessions around a 1v1 situation and then build towards small group and game scenarios.

“CLUB. COMMUNITY. COMMITMENT.”

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CONTACT:
1601 N Sepulveda Blvd #242
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Club Director - Carl DIckson
cdickson@sandandsurfsoccerclub.com